The work of the maxillofacial service began properly with the mobile and evacuation hospitals, and in both the zone of advance and the hospitals of the advanced section, the work of our department was largely one of prevention. We had to deal with all injuries of the face and neck, exclusive of brain injuries. Those injuries involving the eye, the nose and the ear which did not involve other parts of the face came directly under their respective departments; but as these injuries were almost invariably associated with injuries of other parts of the face, most of them came directly under the care of the maxillofacial department.
It was the original plan to have installed in each mobile, evacuation and base hospital a maxillofacial team, composed of a surgeon who had had some special training in this class of work, a surgical assistant and a dentist. The surgeon was to
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